November 16, 1949

WINNING OF WORLD TITLE BY MRS. AMY GRACE KELSEY, OF ERICKSON, B.C.

LIB

James Allen (Jim) Byrne

Liberal

Mr. J. A. Byrne (Kootenay East):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege to note for the records of Hansard the achievement announced yesterday of Mrs. Amy Grace Kelsey, of Erickson, British Columbia, in once again winning the world wheat title.

I know all hon. members will be glad that this title has again come to Canada, and some of us will be delighted that it has returned to British Columbia. Mrs. Kelsey, a resident of my riding, deserves special praise, because this is the second occasion on which this great honour has come to her. It is a pleasure for me to record the congratulations of this house to her upon maintaining our pre-eminence in the production of this our Canadian farm crop of first importance.

Topic:   WINNING OF WORLD TITLE BY MRS. AMY GRACE KELSEY, OF ERICKSON, B.C.
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PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS

GALLERY OF PRIME MINISTERS' PORTRAITS ON SIXTH FLOOR-MR. ATTLEE

LIB

Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

May I inform the house, in connection with the matter brought up by the hon. member for Selkirk (Mr. Bryce), that in accordance with the wish of the house a picture of the present Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is being hung in our halls today. I might point out that this picture was taken by Karsh, and when he sent it he also presented to the house a new picture of Mr. Churchill, which is also being placed among the others on the sixth floor.

Topic:   PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
Subtopic:   GALLERY OF PRIME MINISTERS' PORTRAITS ON SIXTH FLOOR-MR. ATTLEE
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PRIVATE BILLS

FIRST READINGS-SENATE BILLS


Bill No. 182, for the relief of John Albert Roberts.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 183, for the relief of Leslie Ernest Tulett.-Mr. Winkler. Bill No. 184, for the relief of Ernest Tonegawa.-Mr. Winkler.


QUESTIONS


(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk).


NEWFOUNDLAND

PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

Has any application been made by Newfoundland for the establishment of a national park?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   NATIONAL PARK
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LIB

Colin William George Gibson (Minister of Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. Gibson (Hamilton West):

No. There have been preliminary discussions with officials of the provincial government. One area has been suggested as being suitable for a national park; however, no formal application has been received from the province.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   NEWFOUNDLAND
Sub-subtopic:   NATIONAL PARK
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DUNDAS, ONT., POST OFFICE ALTERATIONS

PC

Mr. Lennard:

Progressive Conservative

1. Are the alterations for the Dundas, Ontario, post office being done on a cost plus arrangement or by contract?

2. If by contract, what is the amount of the contract for the completed job?

3. When will this job be completed?

4. How much money has been spent to date?

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DUNDAS, ONT., POST OFFICE ALTERATIONS
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LIB

Mr. Fournier (Hull): (Minister of Public Works; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)

Liberal

1. By contract.

2. $36,457 plus additional work amounting to $2,734.

3. About January 1, 1950.

4. No payment to date.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   DUNDAS, ONT., POST OFFICE ALTERATIONS
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

SERVICES MADE

PC

Gordon Francis Higgins

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Higgins:

What services of the Department of Agriculture have been made available to Newfoundland?

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   SERVICES MADE
Sub-subtopic:   AVAILABLE TO NEWFOUNDLAND
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LIB

Robert McCubbin (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. McCubbin:

Division of entomology: research and advice on control of insect pests.

Division of plant protection: inspection of import shipments.

Health of animals division: inspection of import shipments and outbreaks of animal contagious diseases.

Plant products division: inspection of interprovincial and import shipments of seed, feed, and fertilizers.

Livestock and poultry division: record of performance inspection of dairy cattle.

Fruit and vegetable division: inspection of interprovincial and import shipments.

Livestock and livestock products division: inspection of interprovincial and import shipments of poultry and eggs.

Grants and subventions: During the period April 1 to September 30, 1949, the sum of $66,591.51 was paid by the dominion government on freight assistance for shipments of feed grain to Newfoundland.

Newfoundland is also entitled to a subvention of $1.25 per ton for all limestone distributed by the province during the current fiscal year.

Miscellaneous: during the past six months, at the request of the Newfoundland government, officers of the dominion Department

Questions

of Agriculture have visited Newfoundland to conduct surveys and give advice on soil surveys, experimental fur farming, growing of cranberries, and the prevalence of plant diseases.

All services given in other provinces are being and will be extended to Newfoundland in so far as they are applicable.

s.s. "lady laurier"

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   SERVICES MADE
Sub-subtopic:   AVAILABLE TO NEWFOUNDLAND
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November 16, 1949